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Officers investigating deadly head-on crash in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Police Department said officers are investigating a crash that killed one person on June 25, 2022. Officers said the crash happened around 10:40 p.m. near the 1400 block of Hendersonville Road. According to officers, A Mazda sedan was traveling south on Hendersonville Road...
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USGS reports two overnight earthquakes near Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Reported that two earthquakes hit an area near Asheville on Saturday morning. Officials said the first earthquake happened around 10 miles north of Asheville at 12:16 a.m. The quake had a magnitude of 1.9 a and a depth of 1.24 miles.
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Protests held in Asheville after Roe v. Wade overturned

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Several roads in downtown Asheville were blocked Friday night as protesters made their way through the city, showing their displeasure with the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. For more than four hours, hundreds of people marched, chanting, "My body, my choice," "Can...

Did you feel it? USGS reports early morning earthquake near Weaverville

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Weaverville residents and those in surrounding areas may have felt a bit of a rumbling overnight due to a reported earthquake. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a 1.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Weaverville around 1:16 a.m. on June 25 at a depth of 1.3 km.

NC restaurant owner faces death threats after hosting drag show

Black Mountain, N.C. — A North Carolina restaurant is now facing death threats after hosting a drag show last Friday. Some community members protested, and since then, restaurant owner Mark Henegan said he's been receiving threats. Henegan owns Bush Farmhouse in Black Mountain. For him, hosting a drag show...
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NC man charged for allegedly sending inappropriate videos to minor

CANDLER, N .C. (FOX Carolina) - The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office announced that a Candler man is facing sex charges after allegedly sending inappropriate videos to a minor. Deputies said 45-year-old Kristopher Joseph Bellomo was charged with Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Indecent Exposure, Dissemination of Harmful Material...
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Black bear attack: Man says dog saved his life

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) - A North Carolina man says he owes his life to his dog for saving him from a black bear that charged at him near his home. Haw Creek resident Billy Green says bear sightings are common in his neighborhood without any issues, but that wasn’t the case Wednesday morning.
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Whiskey River Dry Goods Company opens in Erwin

There is a new boutique in Erwin offering a little bit of western, a little bit of rock and roll and a whole lot of something new downtown. Whiskey River Dry Goods Company, which is located at 107 North Main St. in Erwin, has been in town for about four weeks, and owner Michelle Peitzmann said she and her store have been well received.

'Bans off my body,' 'Abort the Court:' Asheville rallies, furious at Roe v. Wade ruling

ASHEVILLE - Western North Carolina residents reacted immediately to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision June 24 to overturn Roe v. Wade, erasing a reproductive right that had been in place for nearly five decades, by gathering at a Democratic rally at Rabbit Rabbit, and then marching to Pack Square and around downtown, including onto I-240. Many...

4-star Christ School standout Zack Myers commits to NC State

Arden — (WLOS) After a short but frenetic recruiting process, Christ School 4-star athlete Zack Myers made his college decision Friday. He pulled out an NC State hat as family and teammates cheered, picking the Wolfpack over his other finalists Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech. "I felt like...

Asheville salon owner believes window was smashed because of rainbow flag

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A longtime salon owner in Asheville's Grove Arcade believes vandals targeted his window because of his rainbow flag. Vandals smashed the huge exterior vertical window at Marc Edward & Company Hair Design earlier this week. "I don’t know for sure, but they aimed right below...